Cogswell William, Dd

Cogswell William, D.D., a Congregational minister, was born in Atkinson, N. H., June 5,1787, and graduated at Dartmouth in 1811. He was ordained pastor in Dedham April 20,1815, and resigned in 1829 to accept the situation of general agent of the American Education Society, of which, in 1832, he was chosen secretary and director. In April, 1841, he resigned, and was elected professor of history and national education in Dartmouth. In January, 1844, he went to Gilmanton as president of the theological seminary. He died April, 1850. Dr. Cogswell published A Catechism on the Doctrines and Duties of Religion (1818) — Assistant to Family Religion (1826): — Theological Classbook (1831): — Harbinger of the Millennium (1833): — Letters to Young Men preparing for the Ministry (1837); and several occasional sermons. He was editor of the Amer. Quart. Register, of the N. H. Repository, of the 1st vol. of the New England Hist. and Genealog. Register and some other works. — Sprague, Annals, 2:605.

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